“Black Panther” has smashed record after record for Marvel, including yielding the fifth-highest opening weekend and second-highest second weekend of all time. It’s likely to repeat the feat for the third-highest third weekend in history behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with $90 million and “Avatar” with $68 million.
The superhero tentpole, starring Chadwick Boseman, currently sits at no. 14 on the all time domestic box office chart with $451 million, behind “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with $459 million. The addition of this weekend’s take will place it at no. 10 with about $499 million, just below “Beauty and the Beast” with $504 million. This weekend will also see “Black Panther” cross $850 million worldwide.
Fox’s spy thriller “Red Sparrow,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, will nab a distant second place in its opening weekend, with about $17 million from 3,056 domestic sites, followed by MGM’s “Death Wish,” which should reel in about $11 million from 2,847 locations.